Features

File support


Video Format Support
Whirligig supports direct show filters and standard operating system formats. In practice what this means is that without installing any codecs you can play back avi's and if you install codecs you can play back pretty much anything else.

Image Support
Current image support is limited to png's and jpg's. It is highly recommended that the images you view are of a resolution of a factor of two. What this means is that an image that is 2048 x 1024 will view fine but an image of 1999 x 2099 might look odd. Also images that are a very high resolution such as 16000 x 16000 might not load at all.



Projection Types


Fulldome

Often called Fisheye or little planet. Supports mono and side by side.

Barrel
This is often called panoramic or equirectanguar. This format is one of the most common for 360 degree videos and images. Supports mono over under and side by side.

Cinema
This projection type will give you a screen as if you were in a cinema. Basically flat and rectangualar. Supports mono over under and side by side.

Cinema Curved
This is the same as Cinema but with a curve in the screen which for some cases can be a more pleasant viewing experience. Supports mono over under and side by side.

Custom Format
If a format isn't supported a custom obj can be created and added into the custom format folder so the player can then support it. For example I have create several custom formats such as vertical and horizontal cube maps, Kodak PixPro SP360 projection type and Octane projection type. This provides a way to expand the compatabilty of the player without changing the easy of the standard types. If there are projection types that aren't supported which you would llike supported get in touch and I create one to add to the collection. Supports mono over under and side by side.

 

Video manipulation


Fulldome

  • Tilt 0 - 360 degrees
  • FOV - 140,160,180,240,300,360 degrees
  • Radius 1-300 (in meters)
  • Rotate 0-360 degrees

Barrel

  • Tilt 0 - 360 degrees
  • FOV - 180,360 degrees
  • Radius 1-300 (in meters)
  • Rotate 0-360 degrees

Cinema/Cimema Curved

  • Tilt 0 - 360 degrees
  • scale  1 - 300
  • Distance 1-300 (in meters)
  • Stretch 1-360

Custom Format

  • Tilt 0 - 360 degrees
  • FOV - Cycle through available customs formats that are in the custom format folder.
  • Radius 1-300 (in meters)
  • Rotate 0-360 degrees